Madonna gives emo­tional speech at GLAAD Awards

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Madonna, a pi­o­neer for gay rights, ac­cepted the Ad­vo­cate for Change Award at the 2019 GLAAD Me­dia Awards with a rous­ing speech that went from play­ful to emo­tional, bring­ing the audience to its feet.

The 60-year-old pop icon turned heads as she walked to her ta­ble at the Hil­ton Mid­town in New York on Satur­day night, be­fore tak­ing the stage to cel­e­brate her three decades of ad­vo­cacy work in the LGBTQ com­mu­nity. Madonna, teary-eyed from her seat, re­ceived the award from An­der­son Cooper, Mykki Blanco and Rosie O’Don­nell, who gave a pow­er­ful speech about how Madonna helped her be­come more com­fort­able in her own skin.

The multi-hour GLAAD event also gave awards to Andy Co­hen, the FX se­ries “Pose,” Sa­man­tha Bee, the film “Boy Erased,” CNN’s Don Le­mon and R&B singer Janelle Monae.


Madonna ac­cepts the Ad­vo­cate for Change Award at the 30th an­nual GLAAD Me­dia Awards on Satur­day at the New York Hil­ton Mid­town in New York.

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